Mahintana Staff undergoes Fire Drill

November 12, 2018 – Mahintana staff underwent Fire Drill exercises after the monthly staff meeting. This activity aims to educate and train the staff about fire prevention and suppression. Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Polomolok Fire Station (PFS) Plans and Training Chief FO2 Rechie Guilaran and SFO1 Ruben D. Salvan. A short orientation on Workers’ Information on Safety and hazard and Fire Safety Program in the workplace was conducted.

For a practical drill, the fire officers set up a fire outside the building to simulate a situation where a fire extinguisher can be used. Each participant was given a certificate of participation after.

Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Self Appreciation Day 2018 #StandUpForYourself #InspireOthers

In celebration of the 41st founding anniversary of Mahintana Foundation Inc., its Polomolok Task Force Kalusugan (PTFK) organized the Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Self Appreciation Day #StandUpForYourself #InspireOthers with the theme “Be Empowered: Build Your Future, Pursue Your Dreams” on August 23, 2018 at Municipal Gymnasium, Brgy. Poblacion, Polomolok, South Cotabato. The event was made possible with the support of Local Government Unit (LGU) of Polomolok, through the Municipal Health Office (MHO), and Dole Philippines, Inc. through Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI).  This is also in partnership with the Provincial Health Office, Department of Education, Health Education Promotion Officers (HEPOs) of the partner cooperatives, PNP-Polomolok, Civil Security Unit and was participated by at least 6,000 high school students from 10 public and 6 private schools in Polomolok.

The activity composed of the contest such as: Modern Dance, Spoken Poetry, Slogan Making, Team Quiz Bee and the most-awaited Battle of the Bands. Messages were heard from Municipal Health Officer (MHO) Dr. Edwin D. Dipus, MFI Board of Trustees on Health Dr. Eva B. Hormigos, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rogelio B. Aturdido, Dole Philippines, Inc. Supervisor for Community Relations Department (CRD) Mr. Karlo D. Hora, and Municipal Mayor Hon. Honey Lumayag-Matti. To further inspire the students to strive for their dreams and aspirations, Rev. Orlando Macaspac shared his life story of how drugs and vices destroyed his life and how he stood up from it all by the help of the Lord. While waiting for the results of the tabulation of scores, President and CEO Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot gave the closing message thanking the participants and the support of the stakeholders.

Below is the list of the winners.

Team Quiz Bee 

1st place – Upper Klinan National High School

2nd place – Landan National High School

3rd place – Polomolok National High School

Modern Dance Competition

1st place – Poblacion Polomolok National High School

2nd place – Palkan National High School 

3rd place – Saint Lorenzo Ruiz of Polomolok Inc.

4th place – Dole Philippines School

5th place – Polomolok National High School

Slogan Making Competition

1st place – Polomolok National High School

2nd place – Silway-8 National High School

3rd place – Landan National High School

4th place – Poblacion Polomolok National High School

5th place – Notre Dame Siena College of Polomolok

Spoken Poetry Competition 

1st place – Palkan National High School

2nd place – Notre Dame Siena College of Polomolok

3rd place – Upper Klinan National High School

4th place – Bentung Sulit National High School

5th place – Poblacion Polomolok National High School

Song Composition and Battle of the Bands

1st place – Polomolok National High School

2nd place – Saint Lorenzo Ruiz of Polomolok Inc.

3rd place – Poblacion Polomolok National High School

4th place – Landan National High School

5th place – Christian School of Polomolok

PTFK conducts Learning Package on Parent Education

Polomolok Task Force Kalusugan-Adolescent Reproductive Health Program in partnership with Dole Philippines and Local Government Unit through Mahintana Foundation, Inc. conducted Training of Trainers on Learning Package on Parent Education on Adolescent Health and Development to the ARH Advocates and Principals of the 10 partner public secondary high school on May 21-22, 2018 at CCT-Retreat and Training Center, Sitio Lao, Brgy. Nagpan, Malungon, Sarangani Province.

The two-day ToT was graced by the President and CEO of Mahintana Foundation, Inc. Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot and three (3) resource speakers from the Provincial Population Commission namely, Ms. Melanie Chiva, Ms. Vanessa Pamplona and Ms. Crispy Arves. At the end of the training, the ARH Coordinators and Advocates submitted activity plan schedules of each school of the roll-out of the same training.

The ToT’s objectives are the following: to undertake parents’ education program on adolescent responsible sexuality; to provide age-appropriate, values laden and rights based (right to protection, development and participation) information, education and counseling services (at home, in-school, out-of-school, workplaces and other settings; to conduct training for youth on life skills and fertility awareness; to capacitate programs implementers and advocates as program partners; to equip the parents and educate them with the necessary knowledge on sexuality and other health related concerns of adolescents and skills on communicating such concerns to their children; and to highlight the role of parents as primary source of accurate and sound information on adolescent health and development including ASRH.

Mahintana Foundation Participates in 51st Asian Development Bank Annual Celebration

 Mahintana Foundation President and CEO, Martiniano L. Magdolot joined other Civil Society Organizations during the Asian Development Bank 51st Annual in Manila last May 2 to 4, 2018. Mr. Magdolot, being a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Peace & Equity Foundation (PEF), gave a talk on PEF’s social enterprise experience in addressing Philippine poverty in the forum for civil society organisations.

During the activity, Mr. Magdolot also joined the orientation meeting of South Cotabato Governor Daisy A. Fuentes and Ms. Jennifer C. Bretaña, Provincial Planning Coordinator with Ms. Brittany Lane, the Program Manager of Open Government Program (OGP) International. The South Cotabato was recently accepted into the Open Government Program, the only province in the country accepted into the international program this year.

 

Ceremonial Painting of Donated Classroom conducted at Landan Elementary School

 As the rain poured, the support of the Partner Donors and Cooperatives poured to the on-going construction of the building. The LEAD Trio Presidents and officers (LEAD Salaried, LEAD.PH and LEAD-Calumpang) together with DCO MPC, Polo SN MPC, FARB MPC, and UEWMPC were present to the bayanihan painting of the wall of the building on May 2, 2018 at Landan Elementary School. Furthermore, Barangay Captain Jerry Ante gave his thankful message for the continuous help to Landan Elementary School and Barangay Landan. This ceremonial activity was done to show the support of the partners to the school. The building will be turn-over to the school on the opening of classes this June 2018.

Mahintana Scholar Gives Back to the Foundation

Ms. Jenny Rose S. Tonio, one of the beneficiaries of the scholarship of Palo Para sa Bantay Gubat at Kalikasan, gave a Plaque of Appreciation to Mahintana Foundation, Inc. during its 3rd staff meeting on April 13, 2018. She is the daughter of Mr. Cawe M. Tonio, a Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Enforcer (MENRE)/ Bantay Gubat of Mt. Matutum and Mrs. Mercy S. Tonio, residents of Prk. 3 Kalyong, Brgy. Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato.

 

She and her whole family came to give the plaque and gave their heartfelt messages of gratitude to the organization. Ms. Tonio said that the scholarship was an instrument for her to reach her dreams in life. She personally thanked Mr. Magdolot and Ms. Hora for the support and trust they had given her.

The scholar graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Marketing Management from Holy Trinity College of General Santos City on March 28, 2018. She also rendered her on-the-job training in the Mahintana.

 

ARH establishes Federation of Peer Educators and Peer Counselors

 

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. gathered the Peer Educators and Peer Counselors to establish a federation among the peers on March 23, 2018 in Mahintana Conference Room. The said activity was attended by 24 peer educators, 3 peer counselors and 2 MFI personnel. The goal is to further help the Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Program be more productive and effective among target students.

ARH Project Coordinator Ms. Mythel Failth Solis and Project Officer Ms. Cristine G. Abayon agreed to consolidate the activity plans of the schools to have a baseline of uniform activities for the whole year. After the dry-run of new set of questionnaires, the Peer Educators gave their comments and suggestions on what to include in the questionnaires presented.

Below is the set of newly elected officers of the federation:

President:                       Kristin Saito – BEST School of Polomolok,
Vice-President:           Christian Filamo – PNHS
Secretaries:                    Angelo Medez – GSA & Precious Dondan- PYAP
Treasurers:                     Grace Bartolata – BEST School of Polomolok & Easther Belle Tambanillo-Silway8
Auditor:                            Kyle Romano – UKNHS
P.I.O:                                   Krystle Cabilao – PNHS
Bus. Manager:              Selwyn Jan Sulpico – PVNHS & John Rey Ellaga – LNHS
Representatives:
MMCS:                       Angel Rose Palmes
PALKAN NHS:        Alber Nalugon
NBNHS:                      Honey Jane Chavez
PPNHS:                       Kryzel Liza Vaay
BSNHS:                      Bernard Jayson Cabangil

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Bamboo Model House Project conducted

March 20, 2018 marks the commencement of construction of the Bamboo Model House Project. The project is funded by Dole Philippines, Inc. implemented by Mahintana Foundation, Inc. in partnership with LGU-Polomolok, BLGU-Cannery, Dolefil Kaugnay, LEAD Trio. It will be constructed by Unified Engineering Workers Multi-Purpose Cooperative together with the Palkan Bamboo Association. This project aims to help establish a sustainable ecotourism site in Polomolok by utilizing indigenous materials and maximizing the locals’ skills and resources.

Hon. Antonio Octavio, Cannery Brgy. Capt. gave the welcome remarks. He is grateful that Brgy. Cannery was chosen as the location of the bamboo house. Then, Ms. Liza D. Hora of Mahintana presented the project background followed by the messages of support from Mr. Francis R. Gales, LEAD.PH President and Kaugnay Representative and Mr. Eronio P. Muno, MPDO and LGU representative.

Lastly, the groundbreaking rites was conducted. The Brgy. Kagawads participated in the lowering of the bamboo house design capsule followed by the dumping of cement on the hole participated by all stakeholders.